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HATTERS SUPPORT LEVEL TRUST'S UNIFORM EXCHANGE LAUNCH

12 May 2015

Luton Town donates kit to local charity to help children in poverty

Level Trust are launching Luton’s first ever Uniform Exchange today in partnership with Discover Islam. The Exchange will enable families to swap uniform their child has grown out of for second hand or new uniform that fits their child.

To help support his important new initiative, Luton Town Football Club have donated children's football kit for use in PE sessions in the Town.

"We're very pleased to be able to give our support to Level Trust for this excellent initiative", said Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet.

"Schemes such as this offer young people in the community of Luton a better chance of success, and in time, there's no doubt that this will pay dividends in the town."

The launch is taking place at the Discover Islam Centre in Upper George Street. Level Trust exists to remove the barriers that poverty brings to a child's education in Luton. They work in partnership with schools and families to ensure that every child has what they need to do their very best at school.

"At Level Trust we are committed to using disciplined yet innovative ways to harness the wealth and resources in Luton. One way in which we seek to do this is by developing specific schemes that meet widespread needs in the town. The 'Feel Good Shoes' campaign, for example, works with shoe retailers in Luton to provide free school shoe vouchers for families who are struggling to provide their children with well-fitting school shoes. Other schemes we are developing this year include homework learning packs, winter coat vouchers and an English and Performing Arts Summer School for children who speak English as an additional language," explains director Jane Malcolm on their website.

All our schemes are administered through schools in order that the school can use their relationships with families to identify which children will most benefit. In order to benefit from our schemes a school must become a partner school with Level Trust. Please click here if you would like to find out more about becoming a partner school.

For more information about Level Trust, the Uniform Exchange, or how you can get involved visit their website: www.leveltrust.org



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